Our Funds

For more than 55 years, the FM Area Foundation has partnered with individuals, families, businesses and nonprofits to create a variety of funds to support our community. Today, we manage more than 300 funds, some with specific purposes, and others that support the community’s greatest needs.

  • Mortimer and Agnes Wilk Memorial Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Apr 07, 1989 An advised fund that now involves the second generation of the Wilk family, the fund provides support for broad charitable purposes. Mr. Wilk served as the Foundation's first President of the Board of Governors in 1960.

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  • MSUM Alumni Foundation Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Jul 06, 2016 This fund supports projects and programs of the MSUM Alumni Foundation.

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  • Muller Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 13, 2016 A donor advised fund created to support charities as recommended by the donor.

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  • Muriel and Joseph Richardson Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 21, 2015 This fund shall support arts in the Red River Valley, including fiber arts; environmental research, education, and scientific demonstrations with emphasis on sustainable energy and agriculture; women's health, education, and safety; and civil rights as recommended by the donor.

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  • Muriel C. Vincent Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Oct 21, 2013 This designated fund provides support for the First Baptist Church Fargo, N.D.

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  • Neil and Nancy Jordheim Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 21, 2011 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Neil and Nancy Jordheim Pass-Through Gift Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 07, 2018 A non-endowed fund set up by Neil and Nancy Jordheim to support their charities of choice.

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  • Nelson and Denis Richardson Charitable Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Oct 16, 2015 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Niehaus Family Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Dec 29, 2016 A donor advised fund created to support charities as recommended by the donor.

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  • Noel I. and Judith A. Fedje Charitable Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: May 01, 1986 This advised fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors. Currently supports the Read to Lead program at Madison Elementary.

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  • Nokomis Endowment Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jun 07, 1994 The dedicated board and supporters of the Nokomis Day Care Centers created this fund as a perpetual endowment for the agency.

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  • Noridian Employees Credit Union - CoreLink Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Jul 01, 2012 The Appreciation Recognition Committee will award grants to area nonprofit organizations.

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  • Noridian Employees Credit Union - Noridian Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Jul 01, 2012 An advisory committee will determine and recommend charitable allocations.

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  • North Dakota Association for the Disabled Fund Agency Fund

    Established: Nov 12, 2004 An endowment fund to support the North Dakota Association for the Disabled, a nonprofit whose purpose is of assisting people with diabilities in the state of North Dakota, many of whom are not eligible for services from other agencies.

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  • North Dakota Automobile and Implement Dealers Fund Donor Advised Fund

    Established: Jun 27, 2014 This fund supports a wide variety of charitable interests as recommended by the donors.

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  • Otis S. Olson Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Dec 29, 1998 This fund, created by Mr. Olson and his wife, Barbara, will distribute grant support to a number of designated charities that have special significance for their family.

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  • Otto Haakenstad Charitable Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Mar 24, 1986 Established as an advised fund by Otto Haakenstad, the founder of Western States Life Insurance, the fund provides scholarships to students in the masters of business administration program at NDSU.

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  • Pat Konewko Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Oct 01, 2008 The Estate of Dr. Patrick Konewko has established the Patrick Konewko Charitable Fund. A respected Fargo neuropsychologist, Dr. Konewko dedicated his career to the evaluation and treatment of brain-related problems in children and adults. The Konewko Fund's charitable distributions will include support for training of special education teachers in the Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo Public Schools on the assessment and treatment of children with brain injuries/illnesses. Additionally, funds will support the Fargo Chapter of the Minnesota-North Dakota Alzheimer's Association and support food bank projects to feed the poor in the greater Fargo-Moorhead area.

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  • Patricia Skognes Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Jun 05, 2018 A permanently endowed designated fund created through the bequest of Patricia Skognes to provide annual support to the following charities: First Lutheran Church in Fargo, The Salvation Army Fargo, American Red Cross - Dakotas Region, YWCA Cass Clay, Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Dakota, Nokomis, Churches United for the Homeless, New Life Center, and Fargo Senior Commission.

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  • Paul Ormbreck Legacy Fund Designated Fund

    Established: Dec 20, 2016 A fund created to provide support to the city of Ulen, Minn.

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